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How to Write Love Stories

It's not only lovers who hit a snag in their love story. Writers do, too! We all look for love, yet love in itself remains a mystery—likely the reason why we find ourselves stumped in what seemed to have been a great love story.

Ask yourself: how do two people fall in love? When can we say that someone actually is in love? What obstacles will truly test the love of two people? Why would one person forgive another? How can two people stay in a relationship for a long time or—gasp!—as long as they both shall live? Heck, what really is love?

We’ll tackle these questions and more in How to Write Love Stories, a six-hour crash course. Going beyond the classic love story formula, we’ll look into the core of romantic relationships and extract the principles that make love true and meaningful for the people involved.

Our teacher

How to Write Love Stories is taught by Dr. Joem Antonio. As a playwright, he has written plays on love that have won him a handful of Palanca Awards. He has a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from UP Diliman and is currently teaching Literature and Theatre Arts at the University of Asia and the Pacific.


You'll find our course schedule below. Can't make it to any? Fear not! We could notify you about new schedules or you could schedule your own.

February 5, 2017 (Sunday), 10:00AM-5:00PM
Millenia Suites, Ortigas Center, Pasig City
₱3,000 (₱2,400 if paid on or before Feb. 4)*
May 9, 2017 (Tuesday), 10:00AM-5:00PM
₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before May 8)*
June 24, 2017 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM
₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Jun. 23)*
October 7, 2017 (Saturday), 10:00AM-5:00PM
₱3,500 (₱2,800 if paid on or before Oct. 6)*
*Minors, full-time students, employed or licensed teachers, homeschooling parents, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens are automatically given a 20% scholarship after presenting documents as proof.